Monday, June 12, 2006

Ideas for ways to use Rover

If you have a question for how to get Rover to do something that you think it can do, or want to share a trick or idea for a clever use for Rover or way to customize it, please post a comment here.

Or post a feature request for Rover if it's something Rover can't do but you wish it could.


HawthornThistleberry said...

Here's an idea that came from a private message someone sent me: how to make a version of the location list page that uses icons for the locations instead of text?

The answer is to make your own HTML page as a front end to Rover. It's easy to make a URL that goes into any particular page of Rover's, so such a page can be very simple. For instance:

<html><head><title>Rover Front End</title><body>
<a href="rover.asp?show=Living_Room"><img src="livingroom.jpg"></a>
<a href="rover.asp?show=Kitchen"><img src="kitchen.jpg"></a>
<a href="rover.asp?show=Bedroom"><img src="bedroom.jpg"></a>

You can then add a snippet to links.html to point to it, so you can get back to it from inside Rover any time you like.

Anonymous said...

First off, thanks for Rover, it is great. I am using Rover to pass html commands via an xml browser. I am trying to figure out what to code in the URL to get the XML browser to 'return' to where it came. The XML content is being fed via a different server all together.

I see how I can use the 'show=' portion of the rover html, but I don't want to show anything else from Rover, just go back to the original XML webpage once an option has been selected. I am not a html programmer (as you probably can tell). In other words once a url is passed to Rover have the XML client connect to something else? Thanks

Hawthorn Thistleberry said...

I've never used an XML browser and I have to admit I have no idea what you're trying to do, let alone how to do it or if it's even possible. I can say that Rover is very definitely not designed to do whatever it is you're doing.